Latest posts by Obelixx

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 22:47

Away at the weekend so have only just watched SCD and the results.   Loved the Willy Wonka choreography but not the surplus flowers getting in the way.  Unfortunately ore wasva bit messy with his feet first time round but I'm pleased he's survived the dance off.

Louise's dance was glorious - clever choreography from Kevin and very well danced by her and she was clearly enjoying herself and the character.

For the first time in the whole series I enjoyed Claudia's dance.  She's always been fit and precise but this time she had some feeling too and her costume didn't make her look dumpy.  Trust AJ to cock up a big lift at the end and did anyone else notice he let the door slam in her face when they came out after their scores?  Silly, selfish boy.

Loved Danny's tango.  Oti is so clever with her choreography and he pulls it off every time.  

Pleased the judge has gone.  He did very well and improved every week - till this one - but his samba lacked bounce and looked clumsy.

I did not enjoy the opening pro dance with Anton nor Elaine Page's performance (Julie Covington's version is the one for me)  but the other pro dances from West Side Story and Chicago were great.  Love musicals anyway but usually prefer them on film. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 22:26

Lovely photo Fairy.  We've missed you.  Hope your hand/wrist heals quickly now.

Liri, we too prefer cold, clear weather to murky and drismal.  Lifts the spirits even with lochs and hills to admire.

Joyce - we have a wire cat basket with a  slide out tray bottom.  We have to remove the tray, put in a thin layer of fabric then the kittens, close it up and perch it on a washing up bowl in which I have  placed a pyrex bowl filled with boiling water and a capsule of the active ingredients.  Cover the lot with towels or blankets and leave to steam for 10 mins.

Sounds like a faff but it went very smoothly.  Now to feed them their antibiotics with their bedtime supper.  Fingers crossed.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 18:14

I don't know if there is one here but the vet wasn't surprised and I have let the group's president know I'm not impressed.

Sounds to me like both OH and Reggie need a talking to.   I am back to the days of playing with pattern tissue paper behind a closed door away from little helpers.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 17:47

Don't know where semi came from in professional above.   Online dictionary?

Vet not impressed with animal rescue people homing sick kittens either.  Harumph!   They are now to have antibiotics for 10 days in case it's the bacterial form of flu as well as steam inhalations 4 times a day for 7 days to clear up their respiratory wotsits.    No menthol because it can be fatal for dogs and cats as it closes up their airways.  Did not know that!    Keep indoors till all healed and they've had their jabs.   Loads of fun.

At least they're eating and playing and purring between sleeps and sneezes.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 14:08

I agree with Dove and Topbird.  That woman needs some training in semiprofessional and sensitivity and respect.    I would have been tempted to say so loud enough for the others in the waiting room to hear so she knows what it feels like to be humiliated.

Gorgeous start to the day here.   7C at 9:30 and a heavy dew but no frost.   Doggies ecstatic to be home again and have just been out on their favourite walk after "helping" OH all morning with bagging up his piles of leaves..    

Kittens off to the vet again this pm to see about their flu as they both have it, of course.   Not at all impressed with the animal rescue people so far -" oh, cat flu, nothing serious"!!   Well it is, in kittens.

Meanwhile, I have been sorting out a pattern to make Possum a party/Xmas dress after she showed me one she liked whilst out window shopping on the way to the Xmas market - black lace over black satin, simple shape.   

Veggies that are good for senior citizen

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 22:21

Variety is th ekey.   If they don't like certain veg on their own or prefer them cooked to a slop rather than steamed and al dente, make vegetable soups - base of onions, carrot and celery with stock then extra carrots, parsnip, squash, sweetcorn, potato, leek, broccoli etc to get the flavour of the day - all soluble vitamins will stay in the soup and it will be easy for them to eat and digest.

Any amount of vegetable soup recipes available on websites such as BBC Food and BBC Good Food and many more.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 22:00

What an eventful day on here.   We have arrived home exhausted but with very lively kittens so we're letting them scat before we hit the sack.

Clari - I do sincerely hope you get the job but even if you don't, at least you know there are jobs out there.

DD - Exciting.  I hope all goes smoothly with finding the financing.   Those 3 months will fly by and then you will be seriously busy!

Busy - that's a lot of muck.   12C when we got home at 9:30 so I'm hoping I can the rest of my bulbs planted this week.  Some tulips and leucojum and heaven knows what else.  They've come out of pots and beds so have no labels.

Dove - I love raspberry jam too, almost as much as spiced blackcurrant jelly which I doscovered a few years ago.  Yummy.

Hosta - glad you're home safe and sound.  Hope the garden is OK.

Fidget - how very frustrating.   Maybe you need some of those dolls you stick pins in.  I am still waiting for confirmation I exist but not, happily, so that I can claim my pensions...    Good that the truck company has fessed up tho.

Sweet dreams everyone.

Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 22:14

No idea but for photos, use the camera icon on the top right of the reply box.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 20:06

No Strictly here.  We'll catch up when we get back.

Feeling stuffed.  Now I know why I only do treacle tart once every 5 or 6 years.

No inherited silver here.  I'd bought it in brocantes and then got fed up cleaning so it was kept hidden away in black velvet so a waste.  Someone else's problem now though I have kept the intricately decorated fish knives and forks we bought in a fair in Grasmere in 1989.

Glenys.  I thought SA kept Greenwich time.

Is my Wisteria diseased?

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 16:11

Plants usually work on signals from day length or temperatures.

Your leaves may be mottled from sunburn if you've been watering the whole plant and not just the roots.   Water droplets will magnify the sun and burn the leaves.   Can't suggest anything else.   

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